The report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute, both liberal-leaning think tanks, found the incomes of the poorest 20 percent of families nationally grew by an average of $2,660, or 19 percent, over the past 20 years.
The truth is, "rich get richer, poor get richer, too."
The problem with James’ post is he’s cherry-picking facts from the article. At least he provided a link to the article. If one clicked on the link, one would find that while it is true that the poorest fifth saw their income go up 19 percent, one would also find that:
The middle fifth’s income rose 28%
The richest fifth’s income rose 59%
One would think in a fairer society that income would go up at the same rate for all…but the last twenty years of Republican majority have resulted in a growing disparity between the richest and poorest Americans…which is what the article focused on, not on the meager growth deceptively highlighted by James.